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Faery herbs and trees
apple: the bark and fruit can transport a true-hearted seeker
to the Otherworld. used in faery love spells. burn the bark as an offering
to the Good Folk on Midsummer's Eve.
bluebells: attract faeries to dance in your garden. On Beltane
eve, make an ankle bracelet of "Bluebells" and "jingle" bells to attract helpful
fae folk to you.
clover: a sacred faery plant. clover of all kinds attracts them.
lay 7 grains of wheat on a 4-leaved clover to see them.
elder: protects against negative spirits. burn elderberries
on a fire to invite the Good Folk to a gathering. Make elderberry wine and
you are sure to have faery visitors! drink it to see them. If you drink from
the same cup as a Fae being, you will be able to see them forever after.
elecampane/elfswort: scatter to attract the sidhe. add to magick
or spells to invoke Faery blessings.
foxglove: plant near your front door to invite faeries in. put dried foxglove in a talisman to keep you surrounded in faery light.
hawthorn: is the thorn of oak, ash and thorn. where these three grow naturally together, it is easy to see the Fae.
heather: ignites faery passions and opens portals between the worlds. make an offering of heather on beltane eve to attract faery to your garden.
lilac: its sweet scent will draw sprites to your garden. lilac and primroses for midsummer's eve will please the fae.
mistletoe: is a magickal energizer. add mistletoe taken on the Summer Solstice to empower workings with faery magick.
oak: faery folks are in old oaks. they provide safe havens and homes for many varieties of faery.
poppies: invite the fae into your dreams. make a dream pillow of fresh poppies.
primrose: plant them in your garden or dry them and hang on your front door to attract faeries. don't let your primrose plant die, or the faeries will be offended by your carelessness.
roses: attract the fae to a garden. their scent lures elemental spirits to take up residence. use them in faery love spells: dance upon the sprinkled petals.
thyme: wear it to increase your ability to see faeries. sprinkle it on your threshold and windowsills to invite the sidhe to enter your home.
If a maid will slip a four-leaf clover into her left shoe, and tie a garland of myrtle and clover around her brow, she will see the fairies as the moon comes up.
A circle of small stones can be used just like the Greater Stone Circle to charge something with focused power. Form a circle on the ground of an odd number of smallish stones. Place the object to be charged in the center of the circle. You can use plain rocks (draw runes on them if you like) or semi-precious stones of appropriate vibration or color.
To protect your home: bury a lodestone near your door and four more in the northern, eastern, western, and southern edges of your property, or seven in a circle.
Lodestones can be used to ease pain by stroking the area with the stone.
Elderberry juice or wine as a substitute for blood, being said to grow only where blood has been spilled in battle or murder - Welsh llysan gward gwyr, "tree of the blood of man".